He was born Buddy Steve Putney on June 11, 1941, to Charles O. and Wilma A. Putney in Drain, Ore.
There will be a memorial service held at the Elks Lodge in Prineville, Ore., on March 31, 2007 at 2 p.m.
Bud was a resident of Prineville throughout his life.
He resided in the Prineville area during the 1960s and 1970s and returned for retirement in 2001.
Bud had many business ventures in the community. He enjoyed his time with his family and friends.
Bud enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by: his wife Janet; six children; seven grandchildren; seven siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one grandson.